Poll: Trump has massive Mass. lead

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Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMegyn Kelly asking for more than million in contract negotiations Clinton to propose anti-bullying plan Melania Trump blasts 'political machine' behind Clinton MORE is lapping the field in Massachusetts, according to a WBUR poll released on Friday.

Trump leads in the state with 40 percent support among GOP voters, followed by Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioPoll: Clinton has 4-point lead over Trump in Florida Five takeaways from Florida Senate debate The Trail 2016: Comeback in the works? MORE (R-Fla.) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, with 19 percent support each.

Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed Commerce official will hit critics of domain name transition The media is rigging the election by reporting WikiLeaks emails MORE (R-Texas) places fourth, with 10 percent support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 5 percent.

Massachusetts is among the largest states holding its vote on Super Tuesday on March 1.

Trump also has the highest favorability rating in the state among the GOP primary candidates, with 56 percent of respondents saying they have a positive impression of the billionaire businessman.

An Emerson College poll of the Bay State on Sunday found Trump leading with 50 percent support, compared to Rubio’s 16 percent support and Kasich’s 13 percent support.

The WBUR poll surveyed 386 likely Republican primary voters from Feb. 21 to 23 and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.